Bicycle Mechanics - Rear brake engaging when handlebar turns
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10-17-10, 08:15 PM
Recently replaced some brake cables and housing. Started to notice that the rear brake calipers engage when the handle bar is swung towards the right. Is my housing too short? It's spooky.
10-17-10, 08:20 PM
yeah the housing is too short.. make sure when you replace the housing and cable that you have enough slack to fully turn the handlebars to the right
10-17-10, 09:42 PM
Nothing really that spooky about it. The housing is too short as mentioned already. And when you turn the bars far enough to make the brakes come on you will see the housing pull out of one of the housing stops or out of the lever or out of the adjuster on the caliper as this happens.
10-18-10, 11:04 AM
Is my housing too short?
You can easily bust this ghost.
10-18-10, 11:12 AM
Issue fixed! I remembered I encountered this spook before. Anyhoo put it a longer housing. All is cool.
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